Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997), Sunrise, from Seven Objects in a Box, Baked enamel on metal multiple 1966. Estimate: $ 2,000- 3000. Image courtesy of Christie’s
NEW YORK- Works by Claes Oldenburg, Ellsworth Kelly and a selection of contemporary prints by well-known names such as Damien Hirst, Julian Opie and Jeff Koons will highlight Christie’s New York First Impression, a Prints & Multiples sale taking place at the Rockefeller Plaza on February 12, 2015. Building on the success of First Impression print sales in July, this inaugural Prints & Multiples sale provides amazing opportunities for art lovers, seasoned collectors, and new art collectors interested in collecting affordable art prints. According to Christie’s “This sale offers something for everyone from the seasoned collector to the first time buyer with estimates ranging from $500 – 50,000.”
One of the major highlights of the Christie’s New York First Impression, a Prints & Multiples sale is Sunrise by Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997). From Seven Objects in a Box, the piece was created in 1966 as part of the baked enamel on metal multiple. The art print features a raising yellow sun with all its glorious rays penetrating the sky. It is estimated at $ 2,000- 3,000. Another important work is Del Mar, From Race Track by Frank Stella. The screenprint in color was created in 1972 and is estimated at $4, 000- 6, 000. Ellsworth Kelly’s Black Curve I (White Curve I), lithograph with pencil, 1973, has been described as the work to own. Estimated at $ 3,000- 5,000, the print was published by Gemini, G.E.L., Los Angeles, with their blindstamp and inkstamp on the reverse. Damien Hirst’s Lanatoside B, screenprint in colors, 2011, is one of the most recognized prints by the artists. Estimated at $6,000 – $8,000, it was printed on Somerset Satin and signed in pencil. Andy Warhol’s Flowers: one plate screenprint in colors, 1970, is another work that will excite collectors. Printed on wove paper and signed in ball-point pen on the reverse, the piece is estimated at $25,000 – $35,000.